Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Student Probe Goes Kaput?!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18982-first-studentbuilt-interplanetary-mission-goes-silent.html

Alright, so the story is pretty simple, but my 2 cents are thus: It's still pretty sweet that students are working on designing and launching real systems into space. More of this needs to happen, especially probes to other planets, whether they're landers or orbital platforms doesn't matter. The point is getting young minds actively involved, building things, doing things, and contributing to science.

As noted in this article, this student built system piggybacked on an existing mission, so it's not like there was major expense or infrastructure needed to make it happen. I'd like to see things like this launch on every rocket we send into space. The more we have out there, the more we learn.

1 comment:

Norman Copeland said...

Put a dirty copper coin in a cup of cocoa cola for 60 mins.



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